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post #556 of 2975
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
 

I don't agree with this, I really like the IM02 with electronic music, I listen to glitchy/dubstep stuff like fourtet and burial.

 

All matter of personal taste since YMMV.  I had both IM02 and IM03, and listen mostly to commercial EDM (Showtek, Hardwell, Avicii, R3hab, Nicky Romero, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Mike Candys, etc.).  In my book, IM02 has analytical sound signature and lacks any bass to feel EDM beats.  IM03 is perfect for EDM music and can punch some serious bass while still being able to deliver upfront vocals.  The only exception I make to listen to electronic music with "revealing" IEMs is using RE400 balanced with HM700 - and only while boosting bass in there :)  But like I said, just a matter of a personal taste, if you want to listen versus if you want to feel what you're actually listening ;)

post #557 of 2975
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

All matter of personal taste since YMMV.  I had both IM02 and IM03, and listen mostly to commercial EDM (Showtek, Hardwell, Avicii, R3hab, Nicky Romero, Krewella, Martin Garrix, Mike Candys, etc.).  In my book, IM02 has analytical sound signature and lacks any bass to feel EDM beats.  IM03 is perfect for EDM music and can punch some serious bass while still being able to deliver upfront vocals.  The only exception I make to listen to electronic music with "revealing" IEMs is using RE400 balanced with HM700 - and only while boosting bass in there :)  But like I said, just a matter of a personal taste, if you want to listen versus if you want to feel what you're actually listening ;)

Agreed, I think the IM02 has plenty of bass. It's not right or wrong, just different taste. That's why I never think it's useful to say one earphone or another is better for a given genre, it depends too much on individual taste.


Edited by redrich2000 - 4/23/14 at 11:40pm
post #558 of 2975

IM-03 + Complys = EDM fun times

 

 

The IM-02 specialises in vocals, I wouldn't recommend it for EDM either

post #559 of 2975
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Originally Posted by bedlamite View Post
 

IM-03 + Complys = EDM fun times

 

 

The IM-02 specialises in vocals, I wouldn't recommend it for EDM either

 

IM03 + Comply great combo, but I would also HIGHLY recommend UE900 eartips.  That's what I'm using right now, and the sound is top notch!!!  You can actually buy the whole set of their eartips for $10 directly from Logitech: http://buy.logitech.com/store/logib2c/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryid.60213000

post #560 of 2975
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Originally Posted by bedlamite View Post
 

IM-03 + Complys = EDM fun times

 

 

The IM-02 specialises in vocals, I wouldn't recommend it for EDM either

 

Yeah, instruments are practically inaudible on them :rolleyes:

post #561 of 2975

I'm surprised some like the comply tips.  I've always hated the way they sound although I did like the comfort and fit better with them on multiple IEMs.

post #562 of 2975
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Originally Posted by vegasf1 View Post
 

I'm surprised some like the comply tips.  I've always hated the way they sound although I did like the comfort and fit better with them on multiple IEMs.

It's because they're comfortable and give a good fit and in reality make virtually no difference to the sound.

post #563 of 2975
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
 

It's because they're comfortable and give a good fit and in reality make virtually no difference to the sound.

 

At least in my experience, better seal of earcanal always improves low frequency response.  But I honestly don't use them as much because it's not a fast in'n'out of your ear.  You gotta squeeze it, then wait for it to expand in your ear, etc.  So many times I'm listening to my IEMs, get interrupted to take them out, and then have to go with the whole process again.  As I mentioned before, UE900 tips (the largest one) work the best for me with IM03, and I can't wait to get my hands on their new UE900s hybrid tips.

post #564 of 2975
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Originally Posted by vegasf1 View Post
 

I'm surprised some like the comply tips.  I've always hated the way they sound although I did like the comfort and fit better with them on multiple IEMs.

 

I'm not a fan of comply tips either. The only luck I have with comply tips was with DUNU DN-1000. The comply tips were the best tips for DUNU DN-1000, until they were dethroned by JVC HA-FXD silicon tips, which make my DN1000 sounds close to perfection.

post #565 of 2975
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Originally Posted by twister6 View Post
 

 

At least in my experience, better seal of earcanal always improves low frequency response.  But I honestly don't use them as much because it's not a fast in'n'out of your ear.  You gotta squeeze it, then wait for it to expand in your ear, etc.  So many times I'm listening to my IEMs, get interrupted to take them out, and then have to go with the whole process again.  As I mentioned before, UE900 tips (the largest one) work the best for me with IM03, and I can't wait to get my hands on their new UE900s hybrid tips.

 

Are UE900 and UE600 tips the same?

post #566 of 2975
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Originally Posted by ozkan View Post
 

 

Are UE900 and UE600 tips the same?

 

Yep, they are the same size, obviously 900 being more premium in quality.

post #567 of 2975

Ordered a remote cable for IM03. Lets see how the SQ is.

post #568 of 2975

I have received the IM03 (bought it for my brother) and tried for 2 weeks. So far, I love IM03 that I'm thinking of buying another pair for myself. What I love about IM03 is the fit and isolation. Comfort and isolation are #1 criteria for me and IM03 just nails it!

 

Although it looks huge, it is very, very comfortable once fitted with sony hybrid tips. I gotta say I prefer the IM03 fit to the IM70, even my beloved W4 and EPH-100. These are as equally comfortable as the XBA-1, surprisingly. If I score the fit and comfort, I'd grade 'em an 97/100. Putting Sony hybrid tips is a must because the stock tips are garbage for me...and yet its stem is supremely thick. I put the Sony hybrid not all the way down as shown in the picture below. This also increases distance of the nozzle as Im03 nozzle length is very short. As the result, I could insert it deeply and get better isolation. Oh, I love LOVE the isolation as well. I been commuting while wearing IM03 and heard no car's sound but just music, even at low volume. This is just like the XBA-1 insane isolation I've been expecting of. 

 

 

Now I started stacking sony hybrids and putting 'em onto IM70 and JVC FXT90. It worked wonderfully on them. 

 

Soundwise, I'll talk later about it :) but I find the treble is little bit peaky for my taste, like on "isss" during vocal singing and cymbal and hi-hat notes. Not as crazy as that horrifying XBA-30 though. Also, the soundstage is very wide! and its extension reaches to the heaven and hell. But thanks to the small bore in respect to the nozzle, putting sony hybrid won't affect the sound at all; actually, I get better fit and can listen its sound to the fullest.


Edited by Gandasaputra - 4/27/14 at 7:57pm
post #569 of 2975

Hi, I can't believe you had your brother go with these, instead of you.  I have the CK10, and have been curious how well the IM0X fares.  I guess it's AT's BA signature to have the sibilant range there.  It was the same for CK10, and my ears adjusted over time.  It's great that soundstage is still good as CK10 was pretty good also, and I was thinking CK10 would be more fun with a bit of bass boost, and I'm guessing the IM03 has that.  

 

Looking forward to detailed impressions.  :popcorn:

post #570 of 2975
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Originally Posted by Gandasaputra View Post
 

I have received the IM03 (bought it for my brother) and tried for 2 weeks. So far, I love IM03 that I'm thinking of buying another pair for myself. What I love about IM03 is the fit and isolation. Comfort and isolation are #1 criteria for me and IM03 just nails it!

 

Although it looks huge, it is very, very comfortable once fitted with sony hybrid tips. I gotta say I prefer the IM03 fit to the IM70, even my beloved W4 and EPH-100. These are as equally comfortable as the XBA-1, surprisingly. If I score the fit and comfort, I'd grade 'em an 97/100. Putting Sony hybrid tips is a must because the stock tips are garbage for me...and yet its stem is supremely thick. I put the Sony hybrid not all the way down as shown in the picture below. This also increases distance of the nozzle as Im03 nozzle length is very short. As the result, I could insert it deeply and get better isolation. Oh, I love LOVE the isolation as well. I been commuting while wearing IM03 and heard no car's sound but just music, even at low volume. This is just like the XBA-1 insane isolation I've been expecting of. 

 

 

Now I started stacking sony hybrids and putting 'em onto IM70 and JVC FXT90. It worked wonderfully on them. 

 

Soundwise, I'll talk later about it :) but I find the treble is little bit peaky for my taste, like on "isss" during vocal singing and cymbal and hi-hat notes. Not as crazy as that horrifying XBA-30 though. Also, the soundstage is very wide! and its extension reaches to the heaven and hell. But thanks to the small bore in respect to the nozzle, putting sony hybrid won't affect the sound at all; actually, I get better fit and can listen its sound to the fullest.

 

 

Try out a wider bore tip. It will open up the upper frequencies for a better more even sound. I was using hybrids as well but since have been using UE tips.. Try some tip rolling.

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